Medicare has opted to pay hospitals with outpatient facilities that are “off campus” a lower rate, equivalent to what it pays independent doctors for visits.
The new app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see if Medicare covers a specific medical item or service.
Medicare has been mailing new Medicare ID cards to beneficiaries since September and scammers are taking advantage of this opportunity to commit fraud.
Your new Medicare card should have arrived in the mail by now. If you didn’t get it, here’s what to do:
Would you like for a family member or caregiver to call Medicare on your behalf?
Review your plan notice; consider what benefits you’re likely to use; determine which options are important to you; compare out-of-pocket cost — and shop
Now you can visit Medicare.gov to get personalized help with your coverage choices.
“Medicare-for-all” and single-payer health care are suddenly popular. Republicans are calling it threat to older people and to American freedom.
Open enrollment for Medicare starts soon. That means we’re starting to see scammers try to trick consumers into buying illegal products.
The Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program is ready to provide Medicare counseling help in your local community.
What does that mean for you? It’s your chance to review your coverage and see if you need to make any changes for next year.
If someone calls and says you need to give them your personal information or money to get the new Medicare card, hang up! It’s a scam.
Under the new rules, these private Medicare insurance plans could require patients to try cheaper drugs first.
The question is whether a California ballot initiative to limit the profit of dialysis clinics will protect lives or end them.
This week, consumer advisor Michelle Andrews answers questions from readers who are concerned about Medicare and insurance for long-term care.